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BUDGAM — The brother of the slain Special Police Officer (SPO), who was seriously wounded in yesterday’s militant attack in Budgam, also succumbed this morning at Srinagar hospital, and the number of causalities in the incident rose to two.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Umer Jan, a student and the brother of the slain SPO, succumbed to his injuries at 5 AM at JVC Hospital Bemina.

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Umer’s brother SPO Ishfaq Ahmad, son of Ghulam Muhammad, had received serious bullet wounds and was declared brought dead at the hospital. Umer was battling for life but breathed his last today morning.

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Kashmir Zone Police yesterday had tweeted, “SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umar Jan (a student) were fired upon by militants at their residence in village Chadbugh area of Budgam. However, Ishfaq Ahmad succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. Area cordoned off, search operation in progress.”

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